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VAIDEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, April 22, 2018

God's Plan of Salvation

God's Plan of Salvation is simple.  There are many ways to express it, and many different Bible verses to follow, but one method is often referred to as the Roman Road.  Here's a brief summary of some of the verses in the Bible, God's Holy Word, and what it means to your life:

1.  Romans 3:23 - "For all have sinned , and come short of the Glory of God."

We all have sinned.  Regardless of whom you are, where you've been, or what you've done, we ALL have sinned and done things that are displeasing to God.  There is no one that is innocent, and NO ONE is without sin in their lives.

2.  Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

The consequences of sin is death, not just physical death but eternal death.  We believe that Hell is a real place that you will be sent to for eternity if you do not follow God's Plan of Salvation.  We also believe that Heaven is a real place, and all those people who have followed God's Plan of Salvation will be able to spend eternity with God in Heaven.

3.  Romans 5:8 - "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

We believe that Jesus Christ came down to earth, and died on the cross to pay the price for our sins.  Jesus's resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus's death as the payment for our sins.

4.  Romans 10:9 - "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."

Since Jesus died for our sins, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting his death as the payment for our sins, and we will be saved!  Romans 10:13 says it again, "for everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved."  Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death.  Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

5.  Pray to God for your salvation

There is a simple prayer you can pray to God and declare that you are relying on Jesus Christ for your salvation.  The words themselves will not save you, only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation!  If you'd like to be saved, then believe and have faith in Jesus, and pray the following prayer to God:

"God, I know that I have sinned against you and I am deserving of punishment.  But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven.  Please forgive me of my sins and come into my heart.  With your help, I place my trust in You for salvation.  Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness and the gift of eternal life.  AMEN!"

If you have prayed this prayer, and you believe the words that you have prayed unto God, then you have followed God's Plan of Salvation.  We would like to rejoice with you on this decision, so please contact us and let us know that you have come to know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.

The results of salvation are also simple.  Romans 5:1 states "therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ".  Only through Jesus Christ can we have a relationship of peace with God.  Romans 8:1 teaches us "therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."  Because of Jesus's death on our behalf, we will never be condemned for our sins.  Finally, we have this precious promise of God from Romans 8:38-39, "for I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Once you are saved, you are always saved.  Nothing that anyone can say or do will change that, and no bad event in your life will take away the love that God has shown you.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  If you have any questions, or if you have prayed the prayer shown above, please let us know so that we can support you in your decision, and show you how a Christ-centered life will provide you all the guidance and peace that you need in your life.

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